Larry Blair Bourquin

July 25, 1933October 4, 2013

Larry Blair Bourquin, 80, of Julian died on October 4, 2013.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 6 at 4:00 p.m. at Julian United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Nancy Vaughan. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. A funeral service will also be held on Saturday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Grisier Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Bourquin was born July 25, 1933 in Wauseon, Ohio to the late Charles R. and Edna Traut Bourquin. He lived in the Archbold vicinity until his enlistment in the US Navy during the Korean War and became a volunteer in Submarine Forces, Pacific. He received his BS in Geology and MS in Geodetic Science from Ohio State University. The major portion of his career was with the US Naval Oceanographic Office followed by several years with AT&T Advanced Technologies. He conducted scientific studies in many countries and ocean areas, some as diverse as Norway, New Guinea and Egypt.

He was a member of the Julian United Methodist Church, The American Legion Post #81 of Liberty, Moose Lodge #685, and a past member of The American Congress of Surveying and Mapping and The Marine Technological Society.

He is survived by his wife Carol, three children, daughters, Elizabeth Bourquin and husband, Alvan Allison of Ann Arbor, MI, Sandra Bowden and husband, Steven of Greensboro, NC; son, Michael Bourquin and wife, Holly of St. John’s, FL; sisters, Lynne Leu and husband, Dale of Archbold, OH, Janet Meyerhofer of Wauseon, OH; six grandchildren, Emma and Lucas Kennedy, Ben and Andy Bowden, and Morgan and James Bourquin.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Julian United Methodist Church, PO Box 35, Julian, NC 27283.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve The Bourquin Family.



  • Funeral Service Sunday, October 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 12, 2013


  • Interment

Larry Blair Bourquin

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Larry Finley

February 23, 2014

I was a young friend of Larry's while in grove city high school. Larry was the usband of my high school teachers, (Sarah?). They lived on Park street here in grove City. Larry and I went squirrel hunting a few times and were good friends and was sorry to see them leave in the late 1950's. Always wondered what happened to them. Was thinking about him today and "googled" his name and came up withe the obituary. I am sorry to hear of his death. Would love to hear from my 1950's high school teacher.
Larry Finley.

October 7, 2013

To the Bourquin Family,
We sorry to hear of your loss. We pray that Gods tender love and mercy is with you during this difficult time. Your are in our thoughts and prayers.

VFS Product Development Team

Chaplain Ray Fritz

October 7, 2013

On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), we offer our sincere condolences to Carol, Elizabeth, Alvan Allison, Sandra, and Michael and all of Larry's family and friends as you grieve his passing. May God whisper peace into your hearts and comfort and heal them. We are grateful for Larry's service to our country during the Cold War in the U.S. Submarine Service on the USS Perch SS-313. To our “Brother of the Dolphin” … "Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country." -- Rev. Ray Fritz, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.

Kim Johnson

October 6, 2013

Auntie Carol,
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and love you very much!
Bill, Kim, Jessi and Jordyn


October 6, 2013

May the God of tender mercies be with you and provide the comfort you need during this difficult time.

frank dietch

October 6, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Larry was so much fun to be around, his stories and intelligence have left a lasting impression on me.He was a prince.